What will campus-life look like in September?

The safety of our students, staff, and visitors is our top priority and we will be following the Government’s guidance. With this guidance in mind, we have made a number of changes in order to welcome students in September. Here’s a quick overview of what to expect.

The campus

To keep everyone safe, all staff and students will be expected to wear a face covering on campus where social distancing is difficult, and may also apply to other areas where we have indicated. This is most likely for short periods indoors, in crowded areas, corridors, and shops. Face covering usage will be in line with Government guidance.

Expect to see a one-way system in buildings, however, when a one-way system isn’t possible, there will be clear signage to say it is two-way and caution is needed. Screens and social distancing signage will be installed in areas where students are interacting in-person with school reception staff.

Hand sanitiser will be made available at the main entrances of buildings and a limit will be placed on the number of people allowed into a building at any one time. The cleaning of areas identified as ‘high-touch’ will also take place across the campuses.


All lectures will be online with smaller discussion groups on-campus. Any on-campus teaching, including lab and practical work, will take place in strict compliance with health and safety requirements.


Campus catering outlets will be mainly offering takeaway service at the start of term, with some larger outlets offering socially distanced seating areas. All outlets will have clear signage and operate on a cashless purchasing system throughout. Don’t forget to top-up and use your KentOne card for a 10% discount at the till.

Student accommodation

All residents of on-campus accommodation on the Canterbury campus will be provided with high-quality cleaning materials to help you keep your accommodation clean. These cleaning materials will be provided free of charge, speak to your local housekeeping team to find out more.

The Library

In the Templeman Library, there will be a limit on the number of people allowed in the building and you’ll need to follow a one-way route to ensure social distancing. There will be a reduced number of socially-distanced study spaces and PCs available. There is also an enhanced cleaning schedule of this shared equipment including PCs and printers.

If you’re using a study space remember to pick up a ‘clean me’ sign to place on your desk after you have finished. This will help us know which spaces need to be cleaned and ensure each study space and PC is clean.

Make sure to check the Returning to Campus FAQs regularly to stay updated ahead of your arrival on campus.